Twitter: two sides to the story

In the Telegraph today, Bryony Gordon decries the use of Twitter as a vehicle for mawkish and inappropriate outbursts of grief at the death of Amy Winehouse. One tweet mentions that a reason to love Winehouse is because she ‘once spat at Pippa Middleton’. However, for those of us fascinated by trends in education, Twitter is one of the most effective ways of keeping abreast of new ideas. It is the interconnectedness of web 2.0 which has enabled all of us to share best practice and create webs of learning, which fan out and connect more and more educationalists into powerful and creative bodies. If one of the most effective ways of learning if through collaboration, Twitter has great potential, if one can get away from its consistently bad press in both the tabloids and broadsheets.

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